Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.
As test automation is introduced to the software delivery process, the amount of available test results explodes. Robots, or test execution agents, can run 24/7 without breaks, and, on top of this, the number of test cases accumulate during each sprint. As such, more results are produced to be managed and analyzed. This requires the right approach.
Too often, test automation is not handled as a strategic choice as there’s too much focus on putting out fires here and now. Test automation is a cornerstone in DevOps, and when implemented correctly, it helps increase output quality while containing costs. Not surprisingly, IT departments everywhere are realizing the importance of having an actual test automation strategy.
Too many test automation projects fail – and often for predictable reasons. To help you avoid these pitfalls, we have condensed the most common issues into this short guide along with related best practices for achieving success with automation.
Once a QA team has made the case for automation and is moving from doing all testing manually to introducing automated testing, the change process often comes with some challenges that need to be addressed.
DevOps and automation DevOps—the practice of bridging software development and software operations—is a means to releasing high quality software into production. DevOps personnel facilitate collaboration and transparency between the different roles involved in the production of software: Development, Testing, and Operations. This includes defining the release pipeline, building or adopting the right tools for the team, and—perhaps most importantly—automating as much of the release pipeline as possible.
Agile transformation and testing Agile transformation helps businesses manage change and pursue emerging opportunities in any market situation. A key ingredient of this approach is to implement agile testing.
Agility in IT processes In a world where new business models are disrupting established revenue streams and expectations to the customer experience are constantly increasing, businesses everywhere are struggling to stay relevant. To stay competitive requires efficiency: Fast market adaptation, well-organized change management, and the ability to secure emerging opportunities. One of the ways to get there is through agile transformation.
When implementing test automation there are several things to consider, including: how much can we automate? which tool is right for us? can we justify the initial investment of time and effort? and much more.
Business-critical processes of everyday work often involves several applications across environments, i.e. both desktop and web applications. This makes it especially challenging to test those processes with conventional methods.
Proactive quality assurance and early-stage bug fixing require testing, and as more product features are introduced and released more frequently (continuous delivery), the need for repeated testing mounts rapidly.
The Data Builder Pattern is used to automatically create data in the system under test. In this post, I will show how to apply the pattern using LEAPWORK to generate data and increase the value of automated test cases.
Microsoft Dynamics is a widely used line of enterprise tools for practically any function in an organization, including sales, operations, customer service, and more. However, for technical reasons these systems are difficult to automate. In this post, we will show how to easily automate processes in Microsoft Dynamics, whether it is for testing purposes or for business automation.
The enchanting prospect of artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an intriguing – and sometimes intimidating – phenomenon. It is no longer the stuff of a faraway future. With headlines like “Forrester Predicts That AI-enabled Automation Will Eliminate 9% of US Jobs In 2018”, it is only natural for professionals in any industry to think about how AI will affect their work.
Comparing RPA and test automation Curiously, if you take a look at how Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is defined, you will find obvious similarities with the concept of visual GUI / UI test automation.
In any organization, every single day, a myriad of processes and tasks are performed in and between desktop applications.
At LEAPWORK, we are always looking for smarter ways to solve tasks, and we often use our own tool to help us do that.
At TestExpo 2017, held in August 31 in Copenhagen, LEAPWORK's CTO, Claus Topholt, presented our idea of flowchart-based automation design. The novel approach generated a lot of buzz among conference attendees.
LEAPWORK is a great match for automating ServiceNow. In this article, we show one example of how to do that, using dynamic forms and fields from an Excel sheet.
Salesforce is a top tier CRM solution for enterprises and organizations with popular cloud services for managing sales, marketing, help desk and much more. It's highly customizable and can be configured and extended to fit almost any requirement.
Driving automation in LEAPWORK with pre-defined data from an Excel file is easy with the Read Excel block. But sometimes you need more real-time access.
Are you doing test automation on web applications? We're about to boost your productivity so much your boss will think you're cheating.
ServiceNow has become one of the world's most popular and easy‑to‑use service management solutions and is named by Gartner as a Magic Quadrant leader for the third year in a row. The software is well-known for being incredibly flexible and can be customized to support virtually any IT service management requirements in modern enterprises, including tackling difficult legacy processes. And because it's all in the cloud, upgrades happen automatically so the latest capabilities are available without administrative overhead.
While we're working our way towards our early access launch of Selenium support in LEAPWORK, I wanted to show off a couple of interesting details. But before I do, let me just preface it by saying that this post is aimed at testers who are familiar with HTML and CSS as well as some of the problems typically faced when working with Selenium.
I want to talk about something that's causing a lot of confusion and frustration for testers around the world as they start their test automation journey: Using record and playback tools and why you most likely should avoid them.
Automated functional testing and live monitoring of business-critical desktop and web applications built with technologies such as SAP, Microsoft .NET, Salesforce, ServiceNow, WordPress and many others is a considerable challenge for traditional, code-based test automation tools.